What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Tracy Crump   “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV). […]

Eight Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu

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8 Ways to Affirmation: A Writer’s Inspiration Menu by Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV). Sometimes God’s words of affirmation slip from my memory when I face rejection letters, missed […]

A Cloud of Hope

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A Cloud of Hope by Doris Hoover   “So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees” (1Kings 18:42 NIV).   Boy, can I relate to Elijah! I see myself in […]

Words as Our Legacy

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Words as Our Legacy by Tina Yeager   “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” (Psalm 102:18, NIV).     I gaze through my new home’s double-paned windows toward a city of strangers. Engines reverberate, their roars penetrate our walls when countless […]

The With Factor

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The “With” Factor by Jan Powell   “Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as you also do” (I Thessalonians 5:11, KJV).   A grandmother returned home with her granddaughter from church, where they had each attended Bible classes. After lunch, the grandmother announced nap time. Though compliant […]

Direct My Writing Paths

Direct My Writing Paths

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Direct My Writing Paths by Crystal Bowman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).   Fresh out of college, with a math/science degree in education, I pouted as I drove […]

A Dream and a Calling

A Dream and a Calling

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A Dream and a Calling by Edwina Perkins   “His word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!” (Jeremiah 20:9, NLT).   Most people are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther […]

Value Versus Volume

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Value Versus Volume by Alice H. Murray   “But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents” (Mark 12:42, NIV).   My head drooped. My shoulders sagged. My posture screamed discouragement as I read about platform building on my laptop. The […]

Right Smart of Work

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A Right Smart of Work by Diana C. Derringer   “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23 NIV).   The expression “a right smart” has nothing to do with a person’s intelligence. Rather, it means a […]

Yoked for a Balanced Life

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Yoked for a Balanced Life by Jan Powell   “They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God” (I Thessalonians 1:9b, NIV)   Our culture instills the desire to crave great things for ourselves. We’re told to achieve and bask in recognition. But […]